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California Supreme Court Upholds
Prop. 8 Same-Sex Marriage Ban for Gay and
Lesbian Couples; Existing Marriages Held Valid

Strauss v. Horton
May 26, 2009

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  • California's Supreme Court upheld Proposition 8 a/k/a 'Prop. 8,' the state's legislative ban against same-sex marriages, but upheld previously formalized marriages between gay and lesbian couples before the ban took effect.

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